Lena Sophie Oberdorf (l.) Of the SGS Essen, here in her first of two international matches against the Swede Sofia Jakobsson, is the youngest in the squad of the national team for the World Cup at the age of 17.

Lena Sophie Oberdorf (l.) Of the SGS Essen, here in her first of two international matches against the Swede Sofia Jakobsson, is the youngest in the squad of the national team for the World Cup at the age of 17.

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For women, it is still not so easy for national players to focus exclusively on the most beautiful trifling thing in the world. "Lena Oberdorf still goes to school, Klara Bühl has just graduated from high school and Johanna Elsig wrote her master's thesis," said Martina Voss-Tecklenburg in Frankfurt's highest bank. There, the national coach presented on Tuesday her squad for the World Cup in France.

The 17-year-old Oberdorf from the SGS Essen, whose date of birth for privacy reasons curiously in official squad lists must be concealed, like the 18-year-old Bühl from SC Freiburg and her 19-year-old clubmate Giulia Gwinn a pinch of carefreeness in the German national team. "We want to play a few tournaments in the next few years," said Voss-Tecklenburg, who otherwise, after a long process of selecting and weighing, renounced too many experiments.

If it gets serious at the World Cup with the group matches on June 8 against China, four days later against Spain and June 17 against South Africa, especially the experienced have to work: as playmaker Dzsenifer Marozsan who like Carolin Simon on Saturday with Olympique Lyon denies the final of the Champions League against FC Barcelona. Also on players like Sara Däbritz and Melanie Leupolz from Bayern or Alexandra Popp and Svenja Huth, who are together next season in Wolfsburg on the ball, it will arrive.

To a VfL club colleague, however, is still aggravated: In Almuth Schult, who made with Patzern in the international match against Japan (2: 2) and remarkable criticism of the too low appreciation of the women by the DFB caused a hang due to a shoulder injury, the World Cup Participation by the thread. "Almuth has had problems for some time and injured again in training," said Voss-Tecklenburg, making it clear that the 28-year-old goalkeeper only went to France "when she can perform one hundred percent". The next thing to be followed in the training camp in Grassau from May 24 to 31, further investigation. The first representative would be Merle Frohms from SC Freiburg, who has only played four international matches.

Most of the surprise was in a television spot, which came on the day of the cadet announcement shortly before the ARD Tagesschau to broadcast. The campaign adopts prejudices and reservations with much self-irony – the coffee service that was once presented for the European Championship prize 30 years ago is just as much a part of it as the fact that many of the current internationals are unknown to a wider public. "We play for a nation that does not know our names," it says. Even more provocative is the slogan, which in the social networks immediately triggered the activation of excited debates: "We do not need eggs – we have ponytails." With so much female daring, the DFB selection has never taken to the bottom. For the home World Cup 2011 title claims were still placated with the message »Third places are just for men«, which promptly fell on the German footballers after the quarterfinals.

The new national coach reiterated her announcement that she would not be entering the World Cup with a clear goal, as she leads the group stage to Rennes in Brittany, Valenciennes near the Belgian border and Montpellier in the south: »We want to qualify for the Olympics We must be among the best three European teams. "From the point of view of the 51-year-olds, at least the quarter-finals, maybe even the semi-finals, have to be achieved

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